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Rusting or Resting?

By ElmsArt
Well a bit of both worlds really. Grin I spent ages trying to get close enough to this dragonfly to get a decent shot, but it was chasing so many little fles I just about gave up. Then I got this shot, and at the time moaned at it for not stopping to rest somewhere pretty. BUT when I opened it up and saw the rusty wire .... well .......

Tags: Rust Dragonfly Wildlife and nature

Voters: mikbee, Fefe, KarenFB and 35 more

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mikbee Plus
9 3 8 Scotland
6 Jul 2012 6:01PM
Can't get much prettier than this Jackie !!
Good shot.
(With or without the pesky fly !!)

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Fefe Plus
5 23 31 United Kingdom
6 Jul 2012 6:08PM
Great Dragonfly and perchGrin
Glostopcat Plus
10 255 2 England
6 Jul 2012 6:19PM
A fine shot of this dragonfly, I like the rusty perch you've caught him on.
andylea 8 37 1 United Kingdom
6 Jul 2012 6:35PM
brilliant detail jackie wonderful colours and light a belter nice one Wink
fantasick shot GrinGrinGrin
6 Jul 2012 7:08PM
Beautiful image
rayme330 5 17 1 United Kingdom
6 Jul 2012 8:34PM
Right place, right time capture a stunning close up.

6 Jul 2012 9:09PM
Beautiful image
Irishkate Plus
6 38 104 United Kingdom
6 Jul 2012 9:58PM
Great angle on that rusty wire!
Two diagonals in one.
Very nice presentation.
annettep38 Plus
5 218 40 Costa Rica
6 Jul 2012 10:21PM
definitely deserves a bonus award for pretty rust!
wonderful Smile
Tibetan 4 3 England
7 Jul 2012 8:30AM
Hi rust is a photographers delight! always gets a good response hence this one from me lol. nice one I'd be happy with that, thank you for your comment, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
franken Plus
14 4.1k 4 Wales
7 Jul 2012 8:30AM
Wonderful capture!

Worth the perseverance.. Wonderful diagonal composition. Very well done
Joline Plus
10 27 53 United States
7 Jul 2012 11:54AM
Oh this is just fabulous....the best of both worlds! And a super composition as well.
7 Jul 2012 12:48PM
Brilliant capture - the wire just adds something to it!! Lou
7 Jul 2012 3:35PM
very fine capture indeed and the rusty barbed wire adds nice capture well spotted

Lovely.The parts of the dragonfly that need to be sharp,are spot on, and the depth of field is great. Nice background to.
All the best...Steve.
7 Jul 2012 9:04PM
Brilliant capture and title,well done..Lin
7 Jul 2012 10:53PM
It's a beauty and a superb capture.
saltireblue Plus
6 6.3k 33 Norway
8 Jul 2012 12:22PM
A daily dose of iron can be beneficial, Jackie. I prefer mine in the form of a Guinness, but I guess this little fellow was happy to lick some barbed wire.

Mike_Smith Plus
9 349 1 United Kingdom
8 Jul 2012 6:30PM
Cracking shot
8 Jul 2012 9:53PM
Top marks beautiful------Gary(milky)
Chinga Plus
6 3 1 United Kingdom
10 Jul 2012 4:42AM
A match made in Heaven! The rusty perch, the beautiful insect... Good image! IB
11 Jul 2012 1:06AM
Well caught.

25 Jul 2012 1:42PM
Well spotted and like the title's alliteration. paul
ElmsArt Plus
10 82 1 Scotland
28 Jul 2012 8:53PM
Thank you all for your comments they are really apreciated. Sorry not to have been around lately. Computer has crashed SadSad But will be back when I get it fixed.
ugly Plus
8 9 57 United Kingdom
4 Oct 2012 9:46AM
A top image full of detail...
Magic work...

Lovely image.

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